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Three killed in University of Alabama shooting

Reuters - Verna Gates, Peggy Gargis - ‎3 hours ago‎
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Three people were killed and one wounded in shootings at the University of Alabama at Huntsville on Friday, and a suspected shooter was in custody, a university spokesman and police said.

Luge death shows danger of track

SI.com - David Epstein - ‎1 hour ago‎
The thrill of competition on the world's fastest luge course turned to tragedy in a flash on Friday when Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili lost control at 88 mph during a late-morning training run and flew off the final ...

White House Invites Lawmakers to Health-Care Summit

Wall Street Journal - Henry J. Pulizzi - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON—The White House formally invited lawmakers to a bipartisan health-care summit later this month, and promised to publish its own version of overhaul legislation ahead of the session.

US refuses to cancel Obama's Dalai Lama meeting

AFP - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The United States on Friday escalated a mounting row on multiple fronts with China, refusing Beijing's demand to cancel President Barack Obama's meeting next week with the Dalai Lama.

Hebron: IDF foils stabbing attempt

Jerusalem Post - ‎48 minutes ago‎
A Palestinian man who tried to stab an IDF soldier on Friday afternoon died on the way to an Israeli hospital, the army said in a statement.

South African President Under Pressure for Personal Misconduct

Voice of America - Scott Bobb - ‎10 hours ago‎
Photo: AP Churches and opposition leaders in South Africa are criticizing President Jacob Zuma's leadership after he admitted to fathering a child out of wedlock.

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Bill Clinton Recovering at Home

New York Times - ‎45 minutes ago‎
By AP CHAPPAQUA, NY (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton was recovering at his home on Friday after leaving a Manhattan hospital where he underwent a heart procedure to fix a blocked artery.

Job Bill Has Tax-Evasion Measures

Wall Street Journal - Martin Vaughan, Henry J. Pulizzi - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid intends to use measures cracking down on offshore-tax evasion to pay for the cost of a $15 billion stimulus bill he wants to push through the Senate this month.

Patrick Kennedy: Don't count the Kennedys out

Boston Globe - John R. Ellement, Eric Moskowitz - ‎2 hours ago‎
Patrick Kennedy said today he was relinquishing his Rhode Island congressional seat to "follow a different path," a move that would leave Congress without a Kennedy for the first time in more than six decades.

Wall St Week Ahead-Greek drama plays out on Wall Street

Reuters - Edward Krudy, Ellis Mnyandu - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) - US stocks could struggle to make headway next week if a meeting of European finance ministers fails to reassure markets that they can contain Greece's debt problems.

As Retail Sales Climb, Consumers Stay Glum

Wall Street Journal - Sara Murray - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Retail sales rose in January as consumers bought more electronics and appliances, but a separate consumer-sentiment index fell in February, highlighting the mixed signals coming from the economy.

With Toyota reeling, Ford and GM can grab the wheel

BusinessWeek - David Welch - ‎Feb 11, 2010‎
Toyota is on the ropes. Some in the commentariat think that the recall issues will blow over like sooty blast of diesel emissions.

How to Use Google Buzz

PC World - Patrick Miller - ‎1 hour ago‎
If you're a Gmail user, chances are you now have Google Buzz in your inbox. Here's how to make the most of it (or just get rid of it).

Microsoft Targets Phones

Wall Street Journal - Nick Wingfield - ‎1 hour ago‎
Microsoft Corp. plans to introduce long-awaited new software for powering cellphones on Monday, as the company seeks to regain a technology edge in the market against rivals like Apple Inc. and Google Inc. Associated Press Microsoft ...

NASA: Shuttle flaws too small to pose danger

msnbc.com - Tariq Malik - ‎2 hours ago‎
The space shuttle Endeavour's heat shield is in fine shape despite three minor defects, which pose no risk to the orbiter or its six-astronaut crew, a top NASA official said Friday.

A Whole Lotta Interconnected Love, and a Whole Lotta Movie Stars

New York Times - Manohla Dargis - ‎3 hours ago‎
The best and really only sensible thing to say about the dire romantic comedy “Valentine's Day,” which is neither romantic nor remotely comedic, is that it makes you appreciate and long for the breeziness, acting and basic competency ...

Alexander McQueen's family to hold mother's funeral the day after his suicide

Daily Mail - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Around 100 family members and friends joined McQueen's father Ronald and his brother and sisters at the burial of Joyce McQueen, 75, at Manor Park Cemetery, East London yesterday.
McQueen's Outer Child New York Times

"Project Runway" Hopefuls Show at NY Fashion Week

ABC News - Chris Michaud - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ten "Project Runway" contestants showed collections anonymously on Friday at New York Fashion Week, part of the reality show's efforts to keep the three finalists secret until the TV season ends.
Return to Runway Minneapolis Star Tribune

Torch gets Vancouver fired up

Los Angeles Times - ‎49 minutes ago‎
There was a lot of negativity from the citizens about the Winter Games until recently, but now the city is into it. A young girl wears a Canadian flag on her face as she waits with her family for the Olympic torch to be lit in front of the Inukshuk ...

Rain cancels Nationwide quals, moves Truck race

Nascar - ‎54 minutes ago‎
By NASCAR.COM For the first time in Nationwide Series history, qualifying for the Daytona race was rained out and set by the rule book.

Johnson among six leaders at Pebble Beach

MiamiHerald.com - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By Sports Network Dustin Johnson managed a two-under 68 Friday and is one of six leaders after two rounds of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

H1N1 virus' death toll as high as 17000, CDC estimates

CNN - Miriam Falco - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Health officials continue to urge people who haven't received a swine flu vaccination to do so. Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- The H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, may have killed as many as 17000 Americans, ...

WellPoint pressured to justify rate hikes

Indianapolis Star - Daniel Lee - ‎18 hours ago‎
Pressure is mounting on Indianapolis-based WellPoint to better justify to federal and state officials the reasons it is increasing health insurance premiums by up to 39 percent on some individual policies in Indiana and California.
WellPoint Takes Heat Over Rates Wall Street Journal

US sets grants for health technology, job training

Reuters - Patricia Zengerle, Anthony Boadle - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet announced nearly $1 billion in grants on Friday to increase the use of health information technology, pushing a key component of Obama's healthcare overhaul and job creation ...

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia: Dashing through the snow in a red Italian sleigh

Los Angeles Times - Dan Neil - ‎Feb 11, 2010‎
Snow wraps a pretty white scarf around the sordid and everyday. It's the stuff of Cascade watersheds, the frosting on Kilimanjaro, the secret ingredient in Telluride daiquiris.

Deep sea thrill: 'serpent' of myths filmed

Sydney Morning Herald - Georgina Robinson - ‎Feb 8, 2010‎
For the first time scientists release footage of a rare oarfish, known to be the inspiration for many mythological deep sea creatures.

A Studio Head Slowly Alters the 'Warner Way'

New York Times - Brooks Barnes - ‎Feb 9, 2010‎
From left, Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Brothers' pictures group, with his executive team: Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, president of international distribution; Sue Kroll, president of marketing; and Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution.

Girl Allegedly Locked Up for Months, Barely Fed

FOXNews - ‎Feb 9, 2010‎
PHOENIX - The parents of a 14-year-old Arizona girl who was victim to shocking abuse have been arrested, KSAZ-TV reported late Tuesday.

Snow brings cities across South to standstill

CNN - Dan Gilgoff - ‎10 hours ago‎
Are you snowed in? Send us your iReports to tell how you're staying warm and digging out Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- State offices and schools shut down, flights were grounded, and cities put emergency crews to work Friday throughout much of the South as ...